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List of community warm spaces
Local authorities, charities, the third sector, organisations and community groups are coming together to hold warm spaces across the winter. These warm spaces encourage the community to come together, stay warm and avoid social isolation.
Below is a list of warm spaces available across the Island – please also check websites, social media and notice boards for local events.
- Lezayre warm space* - Starting on Wednesday 30 November 2022 from 2pm to 4pm and also on 7 December 2022, 14 December 2022, 21 December 2022, 11 January 2023 right up to the end of March 2023. Located at Sulby Community Hall, Clenagh Road, Sulby. Come along and have a cuppa, biscuit and a chat, perhaps a game of dominoes, scrabble or even mah jong - all suggestions welcome. Contact Anne Heap at 898242 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. View the Lezayre warm space on the map.
- Northern Wellbeing Partnership – single location offering integrated health and social care services for the community. View the Northern Wellbeing partnership warm space on the map.
- Ramsey Library – offers a warm and dry place for those wishing to use the PC's, access WiFi, read magazines, newspapers or books. View Ramsey Library on the map.
- Northern swimming pool* - Warm space, hot showers and free swimming for all children and over 60s from 31 October - 31 March (term time only). This also allows for an adult to swim for free with a child of Primary School age. Normal admission charges apply outside of the Warm Spaces Timetable and during school holidays.
Warm Spaces Free swimming sessions: Tuesdays 5pm to 6:30pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm to 7pm, Friday 6pm tp 7:30pm. View the Northern Swimming Pool warm space on the map.
- Ramsey Library warm space* - Monday and Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. View the Ramsey Library warm space on the map.
- Arbory Parish Hall* - Warm Welcome events run weekly on Tuesdays until the end of February. The sessions for adults are at 2pm to 3:30pm; pop in for a cuppa, chat and cake. The session for those with children are at 3:30pm to 5:30pm; pop in after school for games, crafts, homework session, free hot dogs or toasties. There are also entertainment events on the last Friday of each month at 6:30pm to 9pm. View the Arbory Parish Hall on the map.
- Rushen Heritage Trust* - Regular warm spaces at their centre at least three times a week providing warm drinks, craft workshops, quizzes, board games, bingo etc. View the Rushen Heritage Trust on the map.
- Southern Befrienders Hub Club - Fun, friendly activities for adults of all ages, in a warm, sociable environment. Hot drinks and biscuits included. View the Southern Befrienders Hub Club on the map.
- Southern Wellbeing Partnership - single location offering integrated health and social care services for the community. View the Southern Wellbeing Partnership on the map.
- Southern Warm Spaces - view a list of warm spaces available in the South.
- Southern swimming pool* - Warm space, hot showers and free swimming for all children and over 60s from 31 October - 31 March (term time only). This also allows for an adult to swim for free with a child of Primary School age. Normal admission charges apply outside of the Warm Spaces Timetable and during school holidays.
Warm Spaces Free swimming session: Saturdays 2:15pm to 4:15pm. View the Southern Swimming Pool on the map.
- Ballasalla warm space - A warm place and warm welcome. Hot drinks, food, friendly conversations and much more. Mondays from 10:30am to 12:30am at Ballasalla Community House. Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon at Ballasalla Community House. Fridays - Coffee and chat from 9:30am to 12 noon; Soup kiosk from 12 noon to 2pm at Abbey Church. View the Ballasalla warm space and Abbey Church on the map.
- King William's College - a warm space, a hot meal and a warm welcome. Saturdays from 12:30pm to 3pm during term time. View King William's College on the map.
- Colby Methodist Church* - Soup and warm afternoons Mondays (fortnightly). Soup lunch 12pm - 1.30pm and extending with tea, coffee and biscuits through the afternoon until 4pm. View Colby Methodist Church on the map.
- St Mary's on the Harbour, Castletown* - Wednesdays from 10am, warm drinks followed by soup lunch and film club. Friday coffee mornings. Christmas day lunch. View St Mary's on the Harbour on the map.
- Ballafesson Warm Space - At Ballafesson Methodist Church we currently offer a parent and tots session from 1:30pm-3pm. From the 10th January we will be extending this session from 3pm - 4:30pm to include snacks, refreshments, crafts, games and much more! A safe & welcoming space for all ages. We hope you might be able to join us. View the Ballafesson Warm Space on the map.
- Port St Mary Town Hall - Warm space, hot drinks, games and chat. Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm in the East Room. View Port St Mary Town Hall on the map.
- Castletown Commissioners* – provides a warm space in the community hall free of charge to any community groups that wish to hold an event. There is also some additional seating in our foyer for those that may want to get out of the cold and make use of the free wifi. View Castletown Commissioners on the map.
- Port Erin Methodist Church* - The church will be extending the drop-in opening times from 11:45am to 3pm every Wednesday: an opportunity to socialise, stay warm and enjoy hot food and drinks. And extending its monthly Thursday night dinners to begin at 2pm. View Port Erin Methodist Church on the map.
- Harvey Briggs Library, Onchan - Stocks thousands of titles for all ages, and offers digital audio and ebooks and Internet services. Everyone is welcome to call in and browse, or join in events throughout the year. There is a tea and coffee machine, free wifi, computers, and free daily newspapers. Harvey Briggs Library opening hours can be viewed on their website. View Harvey Briggs Library on the map.
- Henry Bloom Noble Library, Douglas - Join for free and enjoy free computer use, wifi, newspapers, magazines, books (including eBooks and eAudiobooks ) and more in a warm and welcoming place that is open six days a week. View Henry Bloom Noble Library on the map.
- Live at Home Head Quarters, Salmon Lake Centre in Laxey* – tea, coffee, biscuits and light lunches every Thursday 10am to 3pm. There will be quizzes, puzzles and light entertainment so that people can enjoy their time away from home and socialise with others. If transport is required people will need to contact Live at Home directly (telephone 627778). View the Live at Home Head Quarters on the map.
- Living Hope Community Church* - A regular warm space with refreshments at St Joseph's Church in Willaston. Thursdays 12pm - 3pm with a free warm lunch served from 12pm. The community fridge is open at the same time. Visit livinghope.im for more information. View the Living Hope Community Church on the map.
- Kensington Arts – weekly creative classes, workshops and projects for 8-18 year olds. View Kensington Arts on the map.
- NSC - from 31 October free swimming sessions for school children. View the NSC on the map.
- Manx Museum – open daily all year. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The museum is showing films every day in the lecture theatre up until Christmas. No charge: Monday - Isle of Man From the Air, Tuesday - Manx Trains and Trams, Wednesday - Manx Mines and Minerals, Thursday - Happy Holidays Vol 1, Friday - Happy Holiday Vol 2, Saturday - Happy Holiday Vol 3, Sunday - Isle of Man From the Air. View the Manx Museum on the map.
- Manx Legion / Age Concern* - Hot lunches will be served in the Manx Legion, Market Hill, Douglas on Thursday 19 January 2023 and Thursday 2 February 2023. Doors open at 11:30am. On Thursday 19 January officers of the Office of Fair Trading will be in attendance to assist in any queries you may have. Please ring Manx Legion on +44 1624 675217 to confirm your attendance, this will enable us to cater for the correct number. Representatives of Age Concern Isle of Man and the Manx Legion look forward to meeting you all again and to assist in any queries you may have. View the Manx Legion and Age Concern on the map.
- Marown Bowling Club – warm spaces afternoon every Monday 2pm to 4pm. View the Marown Bowling Club on the map.
- Onchan Methodist Church – coffee mornings run every Friday between 10am and 11:30am. View Onchan Methodist Church on the map.
- St Andrews United Reformed Church in Douglas - Everyone is welcome. Free hot drinks from 2pm to 4:30pm. View St Andrews United Reformed Church on the map.
- Winter Warmer coffee mornings - Join for a free warm drink and take part in activities and games every Friday from 9am to 12pm at Henry Bloom Noble Library. View Henry Bloom Noble Library on the map.
- Family Library warm space sessions* - Extended opening times Wednesday and Friday evenings, remaining open up 7pm with refreshments, books, jigsaws, games, free internet access, friendship and support. View the Family Library warm space on the map.
- South Douglas Old Friends Association* - Tea dances plus additional social events, refreshments, entertainments and activities free of charge:
Thursday 12 January, 1pm – 4pm: Warm refreshments followed by a tea dance. With teas, coffees and biscuits later in the afternoon.
Tuesday 31 January, 1pm – 4pm: Warm refreshments, board games, bingo. View the South Douglas Old Friends Association on the map.
- Trinity Warm Space - from Thursday 2 February at Trinity Methodist Church our Thursday morning offering of tea, coffee & biscuits will be extended to offer soup and a roll at lunchtime. New opening hours will be 10:30am to 2pm with soup being served from 12:30pm. If you or someone you know would like to spend time with others in a warm space we hope you will join us - ALL are welcome. View the Trinity Warm Space on the map.
- St Columba Club, Sydney Mount, Douglas - A warm & cosy welcome open to all each Monday and Friday throughout winter. 10am to 2pm tea, coffee, home-made soup, quiet room, family room and TV lounge. (Children must be accompanied by an adult). View St Columba Club on the map.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. Come along and make new friends at our Friendship Centre all year round, with free wifi, tabletop games and other activities as advertised from time to time. View the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the map.
- Western Wellbeing Partnership - single location offering integrated health and social care services for the community. Daily Day Centre for over 65s and can offer help and support to anyone. View the Western Wellbeing Partnership on the map.
- House of Mannanan Gallery – open to visitors with exhibitions of local artists. View the House of Mannanan Gallery on the map.
- Western swimming pool* - Warm space, hot showers and free swimming for all children and over 60s from 31 October - 31 March (term time only). This also allows for an adult to swim for free with a child of Primary School age. Normal admission charges apply outside of the Warm Spaces Timetable and during school holidays. Warm Spaces Free swimming sessions: Mondays & Thursdays 6pm to 7:30pm. View the Western swimming pool on the map.
- St John's Methodist Church* - A warm space at St John's Methodist Hall every Thursday morning 10am to 12 noon, providing hot drinks, cake, crafts, puzzles, children's play area and opportunity to chat. View the St John's Methodist Church on the map.
- The Philip Christian Centre - Thursdays - Playgroup tots: 9am to 11am, hot drinks and toast available, open to all families with little ones and free to attend until March. All age space: 11am to 1pm, hot drinks and food available - come and join us for a chat. There will also be hampers of warm items available to take if you need them, including hats and gloves, etc. Contact email@example.com for more information. View the Philip Christian Centre on the map.
- Centenary Centre* - Fortnightly Films, providing family films on Sundays afternoons every other week in January, February and March. View the Centenary Centre on the map.
- Peel and St John’s Youth Clubs* - Peel and St Johns youth club warmly invite you to share our warm space during the February half term from Tuesday 21 February to Thursday 23 February. Available will be tea, coffee cake and craft activities during the morning. During the afternoon, our members will travel to St Johns youth club to join their members in wide games in St Johns or sports in school sports hall. Both clubs will also be accessing Peel swimming pool.
Peel Youth Club Sessions
Members: 9am to 4pm. Lunch provided. Members must sign up with their youth worker.
Community: tea cake and coffee from 10am to 12pm.
Mums and tots group: from 1pm to 3pm every afternoon.
Cost: £1.00 per person
St Johns Youth Club
Members: Afternoons only - from 12pm to 4pm. Lunch provided. Members must sign up with their youth worker. Morning only - Community room coffee cake and a chat.
Cost: £1.00 per person
View Peel Youth Club on the map and and St Johns' Youth Club on the map.
- St German's Cathedral* - Big Table Cafe will open at 11am on Mondays for people to meet and enjoy tea and coffee 11amto- 12noon, prior to 3 course meal being served from 12 noon to 2pm. Will stay open until 3pm for people to help themselves to tea and coffee. Activities, board games and light refreshments available. View St German's Cathedral on the map.
- Peel Library - Monday from 9:30am to 1pm; Tuesday from 1:30pm to 5pm; Friday from 1:30pm to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 5pm. View Peel Library on the map.
- Peel Methodist Church - every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. View the Peel Methodist Church on the map.
- St James Church, Dalby - provides a warm space and will be running a soup stop the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the Dalby schoolrooms starting in January; serving from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. It offers a range of homemade soups, with bread and butter, cakes and coffee. Anyone is welcome to drop by and catch up on the skeet and join us for lunch. There is no charge, but donations to cover costs are always very gratefully received. View St James Church on the map.
- Peel Methodist Chapel - Food and games night every Thursday 5pm to 8pm in the Guild Room. Games evenings for all ages - come along and join in, or just sit and enjoy the company. Soup and sandwiches/ light snacks served from 6pm to 6.30pm. View Peel Methodist Chapel on the map.
- Corrin Hall at the Cathedral - Winter Warmer Wednesdays from 12 noon to 3:30pm, food, drinks, activities. All welcome. View Corrin Hall at the Cathedral on the map.
*These events are supported by the Warm Spaces Fund provided by IOM Government and administered by the Manx Lottery Trust.
If you would like to set up a warm space in the community you can apply for funding via the Manx Lottery Trust.
If you are running a warm space and would like to promote it here please contact Beverley.Graham@gov.im